If You Like RPGs, You Must Play Pillars of Eternity

Back in September of 2012, when I first heard that Obsidian was launching a Kickstarter for a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, I got a little… uh... too excited. » 3/26/15 10:38am Thursday 10:38am

In-Game Kickstarter Rewards Can Be... Distracting

Anyone who enjoyed isometric PC role-playing games like Baldur's Gate will undoubtedly love Pillars of Eternity, which has taken over my life for the past few days. It's really, really excellent. » 3/23/15 12:05pm 3/23/15 12:05pm

How To Balance An RPG

Editor's note: The following is a guest editorial by Obsidian game designer Josh Sawyer. If you're a professional in the video game industry and you'd like to write about some of your experiences, contact jason@kotaku.com. » 8/22/14 2:00pm 8/22/14 2:00pm

Pillars of Eternity Looks Like The Next Great Computer RPG

In September of 2012, I got an e-mail from veteran writer and game designer Chris Avellone. He told me that he and a group of other designers at Obsidian were planning to launch a Kickstarter, and that they were looking to make an RPG in the style of old Infinity Engine games like Baldur's Gate and Planescape: Torment » 6/19/14 9:00am 6/19/14 9:00am

Obsidian's Newest Game Isn't Quite What You'd Expect

Last night at GDC in San Francisco, Obsidian Entertainment announced a new game. You might expect the company behind RPGs like Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: The Stick of Truth to have another massive adventure up their sleeve, but nope! It's a free-to-play tank game. » 3/20/14 10:40am 3/20/14 10:40am

The Good And Bad Of South Park's Combat

There was a point in South Park: The Stick of Truth—somewhere between performing an abortion and farting on Nazi zombies—when it occurred to me that Obsidian's new RPG isn't just ridiculous—it's also kind of brilliant. » 3/14/14 3:00pm 3/14/14 3:00pm

One Of South Park: The Stick of Truth's Greatest Surprises

South Park: The Stick of Truth is full of hilarious surprises, but there's one that really stood out to me: Canada, the most delightful section in the game. » 3/04/14 1:30pm 3/04/14 1:30pm

South Park: The Stick of Truth: The Kotaku Review

Oh My God, They Finished South Park: The Stick of Truth

The South Park game is actually finished. It's gone gold. For real. Publisher Ubisoft just announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth will actually be out on March 4, for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. » 2/12/14 12:30pm 2/12/14 12:30pm

South Park RPG Trailers Show off Mr. Hankey, Ginger Zombie Nazi Plague

Overnight, Ubisoft released three new trailers for South Park: The Stick of Truth. And... that's all you really need to know, actually. Let's dig in! » 2/03/14 6:00am 2/03/14 6:00am

South Park Creators: 'I Hope We Don't Get A F***Ing Four On GameSpot'

The creators of South Park look tired, which makes sense, because they've been working on their game for what seems like forever. You can watch them talk a little bit about South Park: The Stick of Truth (out March 4 for 360/PS3/PC) in this short behind-the-scenes video, which is worth watching, because anything with… » 1/24/14 4:30pm 1/24/14 4:30pm

Report: South Park Game Hilariously Censored In Australia

Australia may finally have an adults-only game rating, but that doesn't mean anything and everything is approved for consumption down under. Take the upcoming South Park game, for example, whose alien anal probe scene has had to be heavily censored for Australian release. » 12/19/13 12:30am 12/19/13 12:30am

Project Eternity Is Now Pillars of Eternity, And It Looks Great

There's still no release date for Obsidian's big new RPG, once called Project Eternity, but here's a lovely new trailer for your medieval-landmark-loving eyes. » 12/10/13 5:00pm 12/10/13 5:00pm

First Look at South Park: The Stick of Truth Gameplay [Video Removed]

We’ve seen hilarious trailers and controversial screenshots for Obsidian’s upcoming South Park game. But there hasn’t been a lick of gameplay to be found for The Stick of Truth. But now we get to see it in action, thanks to one enterprising attendee from this weekend’s past Fan Expo in Toronto. » 8/28/13 12:30pm 8/28/13 12:30pm

A ‘Sci-Fi Skyrim’ Was In Development At Obsidian. It Had Time Travel.

Imagine, if you will, a massive role-playing game featuring guns, time travel, and a nasty alien invasion, all built on Skyrim's engine, with Skyrim's "Radiant AI" system. » 7/11/13 11:00am 7/11/13 11:00am